Mailing Address:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Library
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

(843) 953-8016

Title: L.C. Sloan collection

Collection #: Mss 1036

Dates: 1894-1933 (bulk 1897-1906)

Size: .125 linear ft.

Biographical Note: Georgetown, South Carolina, has the state's second oldest Hebrew community. In the 1700s, Jewish families were pioneers of Georgetown's mercantile community and by 1800 a strong Jewish contingent was established in the area. Over the years, Jewish businesses grew and prospered and tiny shops became thriving operations. During the late 19th century, a wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants arrived in Georgetown and continued to find success in business, politics, and social assimilation.

Scope and Content Note:

Collection includes business records and photocopies.

Collection contains 48 invoices (1894-1933, bulk 1897-1906) from Jewish merchants and businessmen in Georgetown and Charleston, SC. Alphabetical list of businesses included. All other collection materials are photocopies and include: images (ca. 1890s) of Isaac Butler, Herman Schenk, Solomon Emanuel and E.W. Kaminski; also image of Georgetown's Standard Opera House owned by Marks Moses. Notes on Georgetown Jews include research paper (1973) on Abraham C. Meyers, pamphlet, "Georgetown, SC 1902" with illustrations of Jewish businesses and residences.

Includes research regarding Marcus Moses and the schooner, "Linah C. Kaminski"; color photocopy of letter (1905) from Bernard M. Baruch to C.L. Ford of Georgetown, SC regarding support of local interests. Also included are research notes compiled for Georgetown's Front Street. Project documenting buildings and businesses, 1916-2000; notes mention Georgetown Jews and Jewish businesses.


I.   Jews-Georgetown, SC    
  A. Jewish Business Records-Invoices (photocopies): for purchases made by C.L Ford, 1894-1933:

Arlington Hotel, Darlington, SC

David Ballenberger, Georgetown, SC

S. Brilles & Bro. Co, Georgetown, SC

Carolina Hardware Company, Georgetown, SC

The Clyde Steamship Company, New York, Georgetown, SC

Flaum-Moses Corporation, Georgetown, SC

Fogelís Department Store, Georgetown, SC

C.L. Ford & Sons, Georgetown, SC

Georgetown Furniture Company, Georgetown, SC

Georgetown Grocery Company, Georgetown, SC

S.M Gladstone, Georgetown, SC

Hotel Jerome, Columbia, SC

Isearís Bazaar, Georgetown, SC

H. Isear & Son, Georgetown, SC

Iseman Drug Co., Georgetown, SC 

Kaminski Hardware Company, Georgetown, SC

H. Kaminski and Co., Georgetown, SC

Lilienthal & Blohme, Charleston, SC

Marks Moses & Bro., Georgetown, SC

Melchers, Breslauer & Co., New York

The New Store, Georgetown, SC

Pinkussohn & Bros., Charleston, SC

I.M. Pearlstine & Sons, Charleston, SC

L. Riff, Georgetown, SC

M. Ringel, Georgetown, SC

Steele-Moses Co, Georgetown, SC

R. Strelitz, Georgetown, SC

Hugh Will Co. (?)-on Gladstone Hotel letterhead

  B. Jewish Business Records-Invoices (originals): Same as above: use photocopies for research.  
  C. Photocopies of Photographs (from Georgetown, SC): Image (ca. 1900) of Standard Opera House (owned by Marks Moses); portrait images (ca. 1890s) of Isaac Butler and Herman Schenk; group images (both ca. 1900) include: Sol Emanuel, E.W. Kaminski, Joseph and Herman Schenk and Isaac Butler  
  D. Notes on Georgetown Jews: Color photocopy of 1905 letter (typed) from Bernard M. Baruch to C.L. Ford of Georgetown re. support of local (Georgetown) interests; notes (1972) on the Linah C. Kaminski schooner, compiled by W.J.L Parker, Captain USCG (ret.); photocopy of watercolor image of schooner by E. Mekkelson; research paper (1973) on Abraham Charles Myers of Georgetown, SC written by Walter E. Burke, Jr.; pamphlet, "Georgetown, SC, 1902" with images of Joseph Schenk home (p.14), interior of Iseman Drug Company (p.23), Steele-Moses Company (p.23), and mentions of Moses Marks and H. Kaminski (p.18); L.C. Sloanís notes (2001) on Marcus Moses  
  E. Front Street Project-Notes (2000): Notes compiled on buildings and businesses located on 600-900 blocks of Front Street, Georgetown, SC, 1916-2000; includes notes on Georgetown Jews and Jewish businesses